Healthcare Scenario - Asthma

1301 WordsJul 12, 20136 Pages
Abstract In this assignment the scenario presented is of a mother bringing her daughter into the emergency room during an asthma attack. Though both of her parents work, they cannot afford medical insurance for themselves or her. They also earn too much money to qualify for state or federal aid. She is treated with medication for her asthma attack at the hospital and she and her mother leave. Two weeks later, they return to the hospital in a virtually identical scenario. I will be discussing whether I feel the girl received adequate care for her condition, should she be treated by a physician before her condition worsens, should everyone be entitled to a basic minimum of healthcare and is healthcare a right (AIU Online, 2013)?…show more content…
People have the choice to pay for private treatment elsewhere but they have the right to receive basic healthcare for free. The same rights should be applied in United States. Is this right relative or universal? The right to receive basic healthcare should in theory be a universal right, but unfortunately not all countries can afford to give the people living their food and shelter let-along basic healthcare so as far as the right to basic healthcare is concerned I would have to say it is a relative right (Fremgen, 2012). In a way I have to say this makes sense, nothing in life comes free, meaning everything costs money healthcare included, So should the poorer countries receive basic healthcare, ethically yes they should and some of the more generous wealthy countries try to help in providing these countries with healthcare. Overall it is impossible to give away “free” healthcare where there is no income or financial help (N.C.B.I., 2007). Does this right exist because of the wealth of the United States, or is it applicable everywhere? Yes, I feel the right exists largely to do with wealth; it takes money for medicine alone, even if you don’t add up the man-hours or travel. Medicine, vaccinations, preventative care and treatment all cost money (Kelley, 2013). No, I don’t feel it’s because of financial state of the United States I just think the world tends to follow or accept whatever America does.
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